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Setien praises players involved in eight-goal thriller

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has hailed both his side and Real Sociedad for the 4-4 thriller at the Anoeta on Sunday morning.

Sunday’s encounter saw hosts Sociedad looking for their first win in four games, whilst Betis has been in superb form, beating Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu two weeks previous.

The game was one to remember as eight goals were shared between the two sides, seeing Diego Llorente cancel out Sergio Leon’s late goal.

Whilst Betis boss Setien was visibly more unhappy with the result, the former Las Palmas coach has spoken of his praise for both sets of players.

“Both teams tried to win with positive football,” Setien told Betis’ official website.

“Obviously defending is important and we must improve this aspect but both sides saw attacking and scoring as the most important facet of the match.

“Both sides played with men ahead of the ball so the game was open and there were many chances for both teams, which makes for a hugely entertaining match.

“If I wasn’t a Coach in the game – I would really have enjoyed the game!”

Setien did stress that he and his coaching staff felt Llorente should of been sent off for a last-man challenge on Leon, but said his time were now focused on the fixture against Valencia after the international break.

“Real Sociedad are a great team and this could be a valuable point but the defender (Diego Llorente) should definitely have been shown a red card, and maybe we should have had a penalty too (for the foul on Sergio Leon).

“We have started very well but now we have another very difficult match against Valencia and we must keep working to add as many points as possible.”

Betis sit sixth in the La Liga standings, having secured 13 points this season from seven games.

Sociedad meanwhile sit eighth after a run of four games without a win, conceding the most goals in the league of 17.

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